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Letter: Grim memory of war prisoners' pain; Remember When.

Byline: Gordon Tolhurst

I WAS stationed at a casualty air evacuation unit at Mingaladon Airfield in Burma in 1945 - just after the atom bomb was dropped on Japan.

When the war ended, our servicemen who had been prisoners of war in Japan were flown out and we were given the job of helping them off the planes. Most could barely walk and many were on stretchers. Our boys looked like walking skeletons after their captivity in the PoW camps. I hope our forces never experience anything like that again.

Gordon Tolhurst, Tonbridge, Kent
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jul 14, 2008
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